Elizabeth A Patrick

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Experience with an expert system developed for the purpose of classification of anemias is presented. Input for this system consists of limited demographic information on each patient and the results of the complete blood count, with the incorporation of the results of further chemical testing (serum iron/total iron binding capacity/ferritin and serum(More)
Revisions of the international criteria for neuroblastoma diagnosis, staging and response to treatment. 5 cations, obtained from a variety of authoritative sources [7-12]. It also contains image processing operators, based on those reported in the literature as successful for the segmentation and description of microcalcifications [13-16]. These are used in(More)
The American Red Cross (ARC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) advocated backslaps, chest thrusts, and abdominal thrusts for 10 years after the Heimlich maneuver was introduced in 1974. Even after the Surgeon General in 1985 declared these methods to be "hazardous, even lethal," the ARC and the AHA continue to recommend backslaps and chest thrusts(More)
Since the advent of electronic particle counting, anemias have customarily been classified by evaluating cell size (MCV) and hemoglobin content (MCH). Recently a new parameter estimating red cell size heterogeneity (the 'red cell distribution width' or 'RDW') has been introduced. We have evaluated a proposed classification of anemias based upon this new(More)
Participant supervision is a unique application of live supervision in which a supervisor and supervisee see clients conjointly. Although minimally discussed in the family therapy literature, it has notable advantages, chief among them being a shared clinical experience that increases attunement to supervisee skill and development, the modeling of skillful(More)
Flooding of the lungs occurs routinely in drowning victims. The cause of death in 90% of them is hypoxemia caused by water in the lungs. Mouth-to-mouth ventilation is ineffective until the water is removed. The Heimlich maneuver expels aspirated water, vomitus, debris, and other foreign matter. In treating near-drowning victims, place the victim in the(More)